Summary: pros: audio solution overall board layout dual nics cons: pricey qualcomm wireless card I have been getting the g1.sniper line since they started with x58 they always put focus on the audio and this board is no different. The audio performance while is not as music geared(gaming oriented on the 5) as the original g1.sniper the sniper 5 audio is still leaps and bounds better than boards using realtek audio chips.
Summary: Just got this board today and won't have a chance to test it out as I've not received my CPU or RAM yet. That said, the reason I'm posting here now is because I wont to point out that the first image, as of today (18 November 2013) is the wrong image for this product. The first image shows the old LGA 1366 chipset (i7-900 series processor) MB. The second image IS the correct image of this motherboard. In short this IS a G1.
Summary: excellent motherboard, great value, love it, just does not support all ram modules Gigabyte though needs to have their bios updating software runnable with 64 bit OS's they use a 16 bit app to update the bios and if you are running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, you cant upgrade the bios unless you are a programmer, or try it some other way.
Summary: this borad is not available in an already made machine to my liking and to my required specs - the board took a little longe to arrive but it is exactly what I require for a homemade surveillance system with 24 TB storage attached
Summary: I've had this board for the past few weeks and I cannot even begin to describe how many great features it has! Also, the build quality of the PCB and its army of components are awesome. It is by far the best built mobo that I've ever owned. The green is or very close to the same shade has a GTX logo, which I like. Handles OCing like a champ, sound is freaking excellent, has a plx chip, dual bios, the list could go on & on.
Summary: Great board that offers a lot: Intel NIC and Killer NIC plus Wi-Fi/BT Module, the possibility to go up to 4-way SLI, and High quality integrated audio. The 600 Ohms headphone amplifier is a bit bonus if you have headphones that need to be amplified (works great with my DT990 600 Ohms). The only issue (beside the price) is that the BIOS will needs a few updates (the mouse control with the latest non-beta BIOS is atrocious).
Pros: - Flexible configuration for up to 4-way SLI, - High quality integrated audio, - Included Wi-Fi/BT Module
Summary: Motherboard has a really extensive selection of features and comes with a wireless/bluetooth adaptor. I was put off by the external arial at first however after discovering it has magnetic bottom and I have come to think it is a rather nifty piece of kit. The Neon lights on the motherboard are also an awesome feature as cosmetic as it is.